Recent rainfall has made residents at Lake Kickapoo hopeful, as they continue to conserve water and pray for rain.
Three daily weather records were broken today at Sheppard Air Force Base
If this latest increase goes through, it would make 12- increases over the past 20- years.
Now that water haulers can't buy water from the River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, they're looking to well owners to help them continue their businesses. We caught up with one water well owner who says he's having to expand his business so he can supply the haulers with the amount of water they need.
The drought is no laughing matter, but residents are finding a bit of humor in this dry situation.
Midwestern State University is continuing to make sure that their students know that every drop counts, and is helping them learn how to conserve.
Now that the waste water at River Road is being treated and going back into our drinking water supply, that means water haulers won't be able to buy it and use it for their businesses.
A product that could help Lake Arrowhead keep some of it's water did not get approved today.
Now that the water reuse pipeline is now approved in Wichita Falls and will begin being used in a few weeks, people are hitting the stores and stocking up on water bottles.
From finding ways to get well water from their neighbors to finding ways to store water when it does rain, area residents are doing everything they can to make sure every drop counts and that's keep local entrepreneurs very busy.
Waurika residents are being urged to stockpile water for bathing, cooking and drinking before Thursday morning when water will be cutoff for maintenance.
Some residents in Wichita County can apply to use the Burkburnett water vending station.
The rainfall this weekend had many out collecting, and some residents are getting creative.
City Manager Mitch Grant says the well levels have stayed constantly low.
May 2014 will go down as the 12th driest May on record for Wichita Falls, according to National Weather Service Records.
Lake Kemp levels are up a bit, but the lake still is in need of heavy rainfall.
Rumors and social media conversations continue that if the drought continues, it could dry up the biggest anchor in this community: Sheppard Air Force Base.
Sheppard Air Force Base officials say they wanted to make sure they kept base pools open this summer as they're a big morale booster.
Lake Arrowhead hasn't been full since May of 2010 and while park officials are worried about visitor turnout, Arrowhead residents aren't too happy either.
The car wash for city vehicles has been shut down for about a year.
The City of Throckmorton has been getting water from the City of Graham.
The Vernon Aquatic Center is opening this weekend, and with the drought, some are asking if the park should open.
Stage three water restrictions are underway in Graham.
Iowa Park will store well water at their facility, and that's what they'll use to keep their pool full as we go into the year's hottest months.
While crews have been able to complete some routine lake maintenance like erosion control work and putting new flotation on all boat docks, it's mostly bad news when it comes to the drought's effects on the lake.
Wichita Falls water users should have recycled waste water coming to their homes and businesses in May.
Officials from the Groundwater Management Area Six and the Texas Water Development Board met in Munday Wednesday to discuss groundwater availability.
Some Wichita Falls residents and businesses will be without water starting late Monday night.
Iowa Park crews are working on the city's main water distribution line.
A Saturday afternoon grass fire threatened a couple homes in Burkburnett.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified the city of Byers that its water system has tested for high levels of nitrate.
TCEQ's report on Burkburnett water was released Wednesday morning.
A Texoma pilot takes KFDX high above the lakes to show the latest levels.
Wichita Falls, TX. -- With plans to begin using reclaimed waste water next year, the city of Wichita Falls is trying to smooth the transition now by answering questions and concerns residents may have.
One way the city is doing that is with a twenty minute video explaining the project.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued a unanimous ruling for Oklahoma over a North Texas water district in a case over delivery of water from the Red River.
Wichita Falls, TX. - Without rain soon, stage four water restrictions could go into affect this summer for Wichita Falls.
The city council is set to vote on the proposed new restrictions Tuesday.
Public Works Director Russell Schreiber said going into stage four does not mean we will run out of water, it's just the last part of a proactive plan the city hopes will preserve our water supply.
"The last little sliver of water that the customers could potentially give up," says Schreiber.
Lawmakers across the Texas Capitol are tearing rotator cuffs patting themselves on the back for finding a way to pay for desperately needed water infrastructure projects.
Fighting fires is no easy task and that job becomes even more challenging as we get closer to stage 4 water restrictions.
As the water supply continues to dwindle the water reuse project that will turn waste water into drinking water is moving into a new stage.
Another water disruption is scheduled in Wichita Falls that could affect you.